1. Add Life to Your Front Door
One of the quickest ways to add a sense of style that creates a grand entrance is to paint the door a bright bold color. Colors that can add vibrancy to your door include, reds, deep purples, charcoal grays, and sunflower yellow. To make more of an impact, select matching flower pots and flowers that match the door, and place them nearby to create a sense of color unity. Not fond of painting? Install a custom wood door that adds character to your house!
2. Fill in the Cracks
How does your driveway look? Are there numerous cracks with weeds coming out of them? If so, fill in any cracks and get a hold of Round-Up. If your budget allows, consider resurfacing your driveway, or removing it altogether and adding cobblestone. Little things like these can make a huge difference!
3. Replace Outdated Hardware
A very quick and cheap fix is to replace your house numbers, door knobs, locks, light fixtures and mailbox slot. Styles and trends change and chances are those rusty and dingy hardware fixtures are bringing down the appearance of your house. When purchasing new hardware, look for items that match and avoid mix & match pieces. If you are on a budget or you don’t want to part with your hardware, a can of metallic or metal appearing spray paint can help you transform your hardware.
4. Add Welcoming Elements
The walkway to your front door is such a vital welcoming element that often gets over looked. Add character by installing a brick or stone walkway or keep it simple by adding brick elements along the edge of your concrete walkway. Other ideas on how to add welcoming elements include; installing outdoor lighting, window boxes, and shutters.
5. Renew Your Garden
We’ve all seen it… the garden that has taken on a life of its own. Don’t let this happen to you. Trim back any unwanted vegetation and make sure that your plants are pruned and trimmed. Also consider adding plants that at maturity are at varying heights which allows for added interest. However, be aware of plants that spread quickly. Another way to add character to your garden is by adding garden art, a fountain or a small Koi pond.
Do you need help implementing any of these ideas? Contact us today to find out how we can assist you in updating and adding curb appeal to your home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and surrounding areas.